is called IMPERSONAL IT when it
is used in statements about:
From the earth, it is sixteen
million light years to the closest star.
Check the gauge; it is a
hundred miles to the next gas station.
Mr. Holmes feels it is the
butler who stole Lady Smithís jewels.
What time is it? It is time to take a
It is a cold, wet, and windy
a warm, sunny, and balmy day.
II. When we wish to express the
duration or length of an event, we use the following
it + takes + stated time of duration + infinitive + balance of sentence.
By train, it takes four days to get to Los Angles from New York.
If you have good weather conditions, it takes two days to climb to the
top of the mountain.